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STUPID WAR STORIES by Keith Pomeroy
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Nicely written, but the stories don't amount to much. Mildly interesting at best - you get to learn some details about the life of soldiers that you won't easily find anywhere else, but that's about it.

I also deduct half a star because of the opening
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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
" Imagine my surprise when I found out that the word I was taught in lessons on ancient drama has not made it -even as a specific term- into English, li ...more "
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
"You'd think this guy was the second coming of Asimov based on the reviews. I don't get it. The stories are barely science fiction, have no sense of story or character, are nothing more than heavy-handed thought experiments. The first two stories a..." Read more of this review »
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
"It just wasn't for me. Every story had a cold scientific detachment. I much prefer human stories with science fiction elements. I like hard sci-fi, but this goes too far. Many of the stories possessed the arrogance that a lot of higher scientific..." Read more of this review »
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
"It's the same sort of "idea fiction" as Greg Egan's short stories, but where the ideas have a lot less depth. For example, instead of "What if one of the spatial dimensions got folded into the time dimension?" we have "What if a world's sky looped..." Read more of this review »
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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
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(disclaimer: I have not read the story on which the movie Arrival is based because I didn't want any spoilers before then. So this review is for the other stories...)

I honestly can't understand all the praise heaped on this book. Each story has a gim
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Zealot by Reza Aslan
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A really thought-provoking book if there ever was one.

Although Aslan tries to track Jesus' historical life, it's impossible to do so, in the end, without getting into the early history of christianism, so the book works on two levels. Unfortunately
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Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
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I guess I wasn't in the mood for this one... because it's nicely written and the story/stories lend themselves to a book, but I just couldn't get into it.

A big reason was how the author kept jumping back and forth in time, from describing in detail h
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Commodore 64 by Sam Dyer
" David wrote: "Be sure to check out the 2nd edition, which more than doubles the content."

Should be in my post in the next few days, actually :D
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Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942 by Robert Forczyk
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